Royal Economic Society Autumn School 2011

Locations
University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus
Date(s)
Sunday 11th (09:00) - Thursday 15th September 2011 (17:00)
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Description

Funded by the ESRC

This year’s subject will be: 

Industrial Organization Market Structure, Macro and Trade

This course reviews core ideas in Industrial Organization, and shows how these ideas are now being integrated into the fields of Macro and Trade. It also aims to teach students how to use the Cournot Model with Quality as a standard tool in analysing a wide range of problems.

Topics to be covered include:

Day 1: Theory of Market Structure, Empirical Tests
Day 2: Applying the Theory in Specific Settings (a) Ready Mixed Concrete and (b) Homogenous Goods Industries
Day 3: (a) R&D Intensive Industries and (b) Industry Dynamics
Day 4: Applications in Macroeconomics: The Economy as a Network
Day 5: Applications in Trade Theory: Globalisation and Development

The School is intended primarily for people doing doctorates. It is also open to recently appointed members of teaching and research staff. The purpose is to enable participants to become acquainted with the latest developments in the selected field of economics, to have the opportunity for study and discussion with two leading authorities in this field, and to meet other young researchers specialising in the area.

Places are available for twenty-five university participants. Accommodation and meals will be provided for the duration of the course. Nominations must be made through the Head of Department and should be supported by a resumé, a short reference, and a note on the applicant’s research.

To contact participants please contact the RES Autumn School Secretary easterschool@contacts.bham.ac.uk